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Windows Media Player Library Access Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the version of Media Player

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the media player.

Description :

An ActiveX control included with Windows Media Player 9 Series
may allow a rogue web site to gain information about the
remote host.

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this
host with the rights of the user running Windows Media Player.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue
web site and lure a user of this host into visiting it.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for WMP 6.4, 7.1 and XP :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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